By CS Staff · September 1, 2014
PRODUCT SHIP DATE: 4/1/2014
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the US Department of Homeland Security, the average time of an active shooter or hostile intruder event is 11.5 minutes. Average police response time is 12 to 18 minutes. Since so much terror and many casualties occur before police arrive, staff members of schools, offices, places of worship, and government buildings need to be able to proactively protect themselves, their coworkers, and their students.
The BEARACADE Door Control System deploys quickly on any interior classroom or office door to effectively barricade the door in the event of a hostile intruder incident. The device provides valuable time to the occupants of the room and to first responders. Even with accelerating response times, faculty, staff, and students need a solution in their hands to protect themselves during those precious minutes before police arrive.
The device is an injection molded impact modified polycarbonate, which allows for superior strength while being lightweight and easy to handle. The device was developed by school administrators, safety forces, and concerned parents from Hudson, Ohio. It is manufactured and assembled in the USA. Launched in November 2013, BEARACADE units are now in place in K-12 schools, colleges, churches, and corporations.
BEARACADE does not violate fire code, as it does not require permanently mounted additional hardware. Outside of a lockdown drill or actual lockdown, these public gathering space doors should operate freely with one motion egress. Just as important, BEARACADE guides first responders and school administration with the External Notification Panel which makes it known that the BEARACADE is deployed and in place. This notification accelerates searches of buildings to get to a problem area more quickly and makes deployment known to administration and school resource officers. Finally, BEARACADE is tremendously strong, capable of withstanding more than 5,000 pounds of force.
Police are accelerating their response times to hostile intruder incidents. More attention is being placed on main entryways into buildings. More robust visitor management systems are developed. Training programs for fighting back against intruders have been launched. Yet, hostile intruders and active shooters are still gaining entrance to schools and businesses. Incidents have occurred at military bases, armed forces centers, government buildings, and countless schools.
For $49 per door, BEARACADE™ can stop a bad situation from becoming much, much worse. And if just one individual is saved, $49 dollars and less than 8 seconds is well worth the investment.